People all over the world struggle with reading for a variety of reasons, like dyslexia, lack of education and an unfamiliar language.
I wrote before how a designer came with a solution for those who suffer from dyslexia. It was about Dyslexie, a typeface made especially for dyslectics.
Sam Barclay, former plumber and now graphic designer from Britain, chose a different approach. He made a book teaches us what it’s like to be dyslexic.
Sam: “The principles of reading are fascinating when it comes to the importance of typography. This book shows a few different ways of displaying type that might best represent the way in which a person with dyslexia might read.
In general, those that can read tend to take it for granted, and are confused by the struggles that many people experience. The question frequently asked is – ‘I wonder what it is like to be dyslexic?’.”
The book is a project at Kickstarter. Sam already reached his goal but he can use more pledges.
More about the project at his website.